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May 2020 Price Concessions – final update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (29/05/2020) set the FINAL price concessions for May 2020. The new additions to the May 2020 price concession list are below: Drug Pack size Price Concession Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £6.87 Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70ml £8.60 Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £13.62 Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant capsules...

5 hours ago

PSNC considers next steps for the sector at May meeting

The PSNC Committee met virtually last week, holding detailed discussions on which activities community pharmacies should stop, start or continue to do in the current and coming environment. Immediate priorities such as the NHS Flu Vaccination Service were considered as well as the role that pharmacies could play in future COVID-19 services such as testing....

6 hours ago

Supply Notification: Stanek® (levodopa/ carbidopa/ entacapone) tablets – various strengths – Update

Update – availability now expected to be:  100mg/25mg/200mg – Mid July 2020 150mg/37.5mg/200mg – Early August 2020   Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Stanek® (levodopa/carbidopa/entacapone) tablets – various strengths Stanek® tablets (various strengths) are out of stock. The anticipated re-supply dates range between mid June 2020...

7 hours ago

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) 

The PSNC website includes comprehensive details regarding Healthy Living Pharmacy which can be accessed here:  https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/locally-commissioned-services/healthy-living-pharmacies/

  

What is a Healthy Living Pharmacy?

The concept of a Healthy Living Pharmacy is a pharmacy that:

  • Delivers a broad range of services to a high quality and consistently, whatever the day of the week or month of the year
  • Has a team that are pro-active in supporting health and wellbeing, with the community's health at the centre of what it does
  • Promotes healthy living and wellbeing as a core activity
  • Supports people with long-term conditions
  • Is accessible and  approachable
  • Is valued and trusted
  • Maintains premises to a high professional standard with private consultation facilities and IT linked to local practices when available
  • Works closely with other healthcare providers, reactively and proactively; and will be identifiable to the public and other healthcare professionals
 

To achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy status pharmacies need to demonstrate three key areas of development:

  • Developing workforce - includes having Health Living Champions (HLC) and developing leadership skills.
  • Environment - includes having suitable premises, consultation room(s), health promotion area and IT capability.
  • Multidisciplinary engagement - working with GPs, Commissioners and other provider service.
 

Public Health England (PHE) Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Newsletter

Public Health England (PHE) publish a quarterly e-newsletter to provide updates on national HLP development and share innovative practice from across the country.  Previous issues are available below.

 

PHE - Healthy Living Pharmacy Newsletter: January 2019

PHE - Healthy Living Pharmacy Newsletter: June 2018

 

If you would like to sign up to receive the quarterly HLP newsletter via email, please email hlpnewsletter@phe.gov.uk

If you have any suggestions or would like to be involved in an upcoming HLP newsletter or event, please contact Theresa Nguyen, Senior Pharmacy Programme Officer at hlpnewsletter@phe.gov.uk.

 

 

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 Resources

Many of the resources needed to become HLP Level 1 accredited are included in the Public Health England HLP Quality Criteria document but below is a list of other resources (including local information) that you may need:

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 - Resource List

 

 

  

Last updated 1st August 2019.